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Penmaenmawr stone returns to rail

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Stone and aggregates on the North Wales coast

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Christmas progress for CVL upgrade

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A blockade of the Core Valley Lines (CVL) north of Pontypridd from 27 December to 6 January enabled Transport for Wales to undertake a variety of works, including installation of foundations for electrification masts.

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TfW postpones Class 230 introduction again

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Tram-trains on test in Valencia

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TfW diesel Flirts may start on Rhymney line

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First new Stadler train arrives in Cardiff

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North to South Wales Mk 4 service expanded

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Three return workings a day with '67s' and Mk 4s

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Welsh service enhancements will go ahead

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Second hourly service on Ebbw Vale line in December

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CVL masts start to appear

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Signs of electrification progress on Core Valley Lines

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Borderlands frequency increase deferred to May

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Class 230 introduction to start in December

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Installation of OLE begins in the Valleys

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Construction of Core Valley Lines (CVL) overhead electrification equipment commenced on 26 July, when the first piles for masts were installed on the Aberdare branch.

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More Welsh Mk 4s to enter service

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Restaurant relaunch pencilled in for 20 September

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